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Evacuations lifted after nitric acid leak at Berks chemical facility

June 10, 2019 - 7:51am
out of their homes overnight due to a hazmat incident. Nitric acid was leaking from a wall of Bulk Chemicals on Mohrsville Road in Perry

Dust Explosion and Fire Reported at California Facility

June 10, 2019 - 2:00am
dust cloud (inside the hopper) that led to a dust explosion and fire.” No workers were injured during the incident, but one firefighter was

Man using torch to cut open metal drum dies from explosion

June 8, 2019 - 10:42pm
-year-old Joshua Darryl Aubert suffering from critical injuries. Officials say he died at the scene. Investigators say while Aubert thought

1 injured in fire at Florida power plant

June 8, 2019 - 12:17pm
to the hospital after a fire broke out at a Florida power plant. Escambia County spokeswoman Hana Frenette says the fire started at a coal

Truck driver hospitalized after explosion at Carson refinery

June 3, 2019 - 6:32pm
foam. “The fire is now out,” L.A. County fire officials said in a tweet at 9:40 a.m. It’s not clear how long it took to douse the fire. A

Leak reported at Torrance refinery, police say

June 3, 2019 - 2:23pm
and the leak was stopped. There were no “off-site impacts” from the leak, police said. It’s not clear who stopped the leak. The refinery,

Dean Foods : No injuries after ammonia leak at Dean Foods in Belvidere

May 28, 2019 - 9:01pm
28-- May 28--BELVIDERE -- No injuries were reported and there was no risk to the public after an ammonia leak at Dean Foods in Belvidere,

Chlorine Spill Forces Evac

May 28, 2019 - 12:08pm
of time of the exposure. When chlorine gas comes into contact with your eyes, throat, and lungs, an acid is produced that can damage these

Storage tank fire that prompted state assistance is out

May 27, 2019 - 1:26pm
FRIENDLY, W.Va. (AP) — A massive natural gas storage tank fire in West Virginia is out. News outlets report the West Virginia Division of

Firefighters battle overnight fire at Hastings cooperative

May 24, 2019 - 7:07am
Hastings, Neb. (KHGI) - An overnight fire has destroyed at least one building at a Hastings cooperative, according to police. Hastings

North Lewiston chlorine spill draws response

May 24, 2019 - 3:00am
a 150-pound tank of chlorine accidentally spilled Thursday. No injuries were reported and a multi-agency hazmat team responded to assist in

Tewksbury warehouse fire put out overnight

May 21, 2019 - 8:59am
were no injuries, according to Captain Joe Kearns. The building, approximately 100 by 300 feet, is used as a cooking oil processing plant.

Crews respond to dust explosion in Dunn County

May 16, 2019 - 11:54pm
from Elk Mound, Colfax and Menomonie responded to the scene of a dust explosion Thursday night. It happened at Synergy Cooperative on State

Officials investigating after fire, explosion at Muskogee paper plant

May 14, 2019 - 7:54am
employees were accounted for. Officials say one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Four people were treated on scene, as

Anhydrous leak reported in Marietta Township

May 13, 2019 - 12:41pm
tanks each had about 800 gallons of anhydrous ammonia in them. There was no need for evacuation; however, emergency personnel immediately

Reports: Chemical spill prompts Hazmat response to Tipp City water treatment plant  

May 13, 2019 - 11:19am
among many military bases where chemicals detected Hydrochloric acid can cause severe irritation and severe chemical burns, according to the

Haz-mat incident at York water plant sends 3 to hospital

May 11, 2019 - 12:21pm
and Eliot. An aluminum sulfate solution was inadvertently delivered to the plant and mixed with sodium hypochlorite. Both chemicals are used

Workers recovering at Salt Lake City burn center after explosion at Lockwood facility

May 10, 2019 - 7:50pm
chemical releases into the environment. None of the firefighters who responded have reported any symptoms of exposure to harmful chemicals,

Latest fire adds to growing list of incidents at Wacker's Charleston, Tennessee, chemical plant

May 6, 2019 - 10:02pm
management of highly hazardous chemicals and respiratory protection cost the company $4,000. In October 2016, a faulty gasket in a

Plant nursery warehouse severely damaged after 2 alarm blaze

May 6, 2019 - 7:59pm
assist, and were met with heavy fire, involving hazardous materials such as fuel, feed, fertilizer, and other equipment. The warehouse style